Udayavni Special

COVID-19: Buttler auctions World Cup-winning shirt to raise funds for hospitals


PTI, Apr 1, 2020, 12:17 PM IST

London: England’s flamboyant batsman Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore during their World Cup-winning final last year, to raise funds for hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video message posted on Twitter late Tuesday night, Buttler said the shirt would be auctioned to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity.

“As we all know, hospitals, doctors, nurses and the NHS are all doing quite an incredible job at the moment. And in the weeks and months to come they are going to need our support even more,” Buttler said.

“Last week, the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ charity launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals, specialising in lung and heart conditions in preparation for the COVID-19 outbreak,” he added.

The light-blue colored full sleeves jersey, which Buttler wore during the summit clash at the Lord’s where England defeated New Zealand in dramatic fashion to lift their maiden ODI World Cup trophy, is signed by all members of the squad.

“To help with their fund-raising effort I’m going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of the squad,” the batsman said.

Buttler also tagged a number of cricketers across the world including India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Australian Steve Smith and teammate Eoin Morgan, to spread the message.
The coronavirus outbreak has infected over 8,00,000 people and caused more that 42,000 deaths worldwide.

In the UK, more than 25,000 people, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, have been infected and over 1,800 deaths reported.

In this time of crisis everyone is trying to do whatever they can and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is also pitching in by providing parking and storage spaces available at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground to the National Health Services (NHS) staff.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

ACB raids KAS officer B Sudha’s residence

Mangaluru: K Narayan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

China successfully launches its first spacecraft to moon to collect samples, return to earth

Remember Tarun Gogoi for his smile, commitment to people, says son Gaurav

Netflix’s ‘Delhi Crime’ wins top prize at International Emmy Awards 2020

BJP National Gen Sec meets Yediyurappa, Cabinet expansion reportedly discussed

K’taka COVID-19 update: 1509 new cases, 1645 discharges, 24 deaths on Nov 22



Related Articles More

Birthday Pledge: Raina to build sanitation, drinking water facilities at 34 schools

At 34, my days are numbered: Warner says focussing on disciplined batting

Kohli is not what you see on cricket field, is chilled out guy: Zampa

It’ll be Thiem-Medvedev, not Djokovic-Nadal, at ATP Finals

Nashik boy cycles from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in eight days, sets record

MUST WATCH

Road Ashram’ campaign to study the effects of the novel coronavirus

Auto Rickshaw driver feeds stray dogs in Surathkal | Umesh Devadiga | Udayavani

First Female Auto rickshaw driver Vijayalakshmi from Surthakal

Science and Health Benefits of Ghee | Ayurveda Tips in Kannada

Nittur Swarna rice brand : A new kind of paddy crop by Nittur school children

Latest Additions

ACB raids KAS officer B Sudha’s residence

Miscreants attack 30-year-old man with sword in Mangaluru

Mangaluru: K Narayan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

China successfully launches its first spacecraft to moon to collect samples, return to earth

Remember Tarun Gogoi for his smile, commitment to people, says son Gaurav

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.